ECONOMY: Globalizing Power Standards

my inner geek (
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 04:09:08 +0800

If there was to be a new global standard for the "electricity grid", meaning the power outlets on the wall, which would be better, AC or DC?

If you were creating new cities all over the world, and had it to do all over again, would you choose 120 VAC, 24 VDC, or something else?

In terms of eliminating the needs for transformers, adapters, converters, etc., what would be the most efficient standard?